This article was updated at 11:30 a.m. to reflect that this event is on July 27.
Grab a blanket or lawn chair and head to Plaza at dusk on Friday, July 27, for a free screening of the animated film "The Iron Giant” – and munch on some free pizza donated by .
The Sidewalk Cinema event is a rite of summer produced by and downtown businesses through D.I.C.E. (Downtown Innovative Community Event).
"The Iron Giant” (1999) is based upon the 1968 story, "Iron Man," by the British poet laureate Ted Hughes. The 86-minute film is rated PG.
Here's a plot summary provided by SRCA: This is the animated story a nine-year-old boy named Hogarth Hughes who makes friends with an innocent alien giant robot that came from outer space.
Meanwhile, a paranoid U.S. government agent named Kent Mansley arrives in town, determined to destroy the giant at all costs. It's up to Hogarth to protect him by keeping him at Dean McCoppin's place in the junkyard.
Director: Brad Bird, who also directed "Ratatouille"
Writers: Tim McCanlies (screenplay), Brad Bird (screen story), Ted Hughes
Stars: Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr. and Jennifer Aniston
D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize downtown Kent through cultural events.
The D.I.C.E. schedule for the coming months includes the annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 11; another Sidewalk Cinema event at dusk Aug. 31; a Cider Festival from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 3; the annual Ice Carving Exhibition from 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 9.
All D.I.C.E. events are free and take place in the open air at the Hometown Bank Plaza, located at the corner of Water and Main streets in downtown Kent.
For more information call 330-673-4970 or check the SRCA website for updates.